UNDER SECRETARY Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr Chris Becha has acknowledged all stakeholders and Non-Governmental Organisations who joined hands in making the Honiara Disability Inclusive sport and fun day successful.
The event was held in Honiara on Wednesday.
Dr Becha told Star Sports that it’s good and nice to recognize those with disabilities in the country and assist them in sports activities in order to help them identify their potentials and abilities.
“Actually this guys are not supposed to be a liability for the country,’’ Dr Becha said.
He stressed they can do some useful things for the country, only if we recognized them and support them, take part in normal economic and social life aspects in the country.
“Thus, this opportunity is to see their potentials and abilities in sports.
“It is also an occasion to establish partnership with stakeholders in promoting inclusive society for all in sports.” he said.
Dr Becha added so many times we turned to put emphasis on normal people and forget about our folks with disabilities.
“I would like to encourage our fellow country men and women with disabilities that they too have the three aspects in life.
“Maybe they might lack physical side, but they do have psychological and spiritual aspects in their life,” Dr. Becha said.
He highlighted that it’s good to have interaction activities like this, to identity and develop their skills in sports to compete in disability specific sports and mainstreaming sports.
The Disability Inclusive Sports and Fun Day event was initiated by British High Commissioner in collaboration with Community Based Rehabilitation Unite of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Bethesda Vocational Training Center, San Isidro Vocational Center and people with Disability.
By CROFTON UTUKANA